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Gourmet farm to table cycling event series featuring aid stations on local farms. Inspired by the Italian gran fondo bicycle ride.

Finger Lakes 2019

August 9-10, 2019 Atwater Estate Vineyards, Burdett, NY

Overview
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Glaciers carved the perfect conditions centuries ago for your breathtaking ride and the cultivation of the wine and cheese you'll sample along the way

 

Event SCHEDULE

All activities at Atwater Estate Vineyards, 5055 NY-414, Burdett, NY 14818

Friday August 9, 2019

  • 4:30 to 6:30pm Packet Pickup with Atwater Estate wine tastings

  • 6:30pm Meet the Farmers Dinner in the Atwater Estate vineyard (tickets required)

Saturday August 10, 2019

  • 7 to 8:30am Packet Pickup and Bicycle Tune-Up Station open

  • 9am Farm to Fork Fondo (Piccolo, Medio and Gran) departs (pre-registration required)

  • 10:30am Ramble Ride departs

  • 11:30am to 6pm Post-Ride Farm to Fork Barbecue (tickets required) and Festival Market (open to the public)

  • 1 to 5pm Live music

  • On-site activities: Atwater Estate tasting room


Latest Updates

Newsletter

Ride Details

GRAN - 88mi

MEDIO - 50mi

PICCOLO - 36mi

RAMBLE RIDE - 9mi

Note: All routes are subject to change up to 24 hours before the event

Overview

Fondo difficulty level: Moderate+
Constantly rolling hills with some sustained climbing

Part of our mission is to provide achievable challenges to participants of all ages and abilities. Some of our events have routes that are more difficult than others, so we provide general ratings of Easy, Moderate or Difficult for you to find the events of ours that best suit your goals. 

Note: Our Ramble Rides are always accessible to all levels of riders.


Stages segment challenge

Segment Challenge

Compete for the coveted Polka Chicken jersey and see how you stack up in our optional age-graded timed segment competition. View the segments and RSVP for the Stages Segment Challenge on the Ride With GPS Event Page.

More information on our Segment Challenge Page.


Gran Fondo
84 miles

Nearly 4,000 feet of climbing. Dozens of Finger Lakes farms. Breathtaking lake views and challenging ascents. Earn your feast. Dine in style.

DETAILS

  • 6 Aid Stations at local farms

  • 4 timed segments

ROUTE 

 

Medio Fondo
50 Miles

Get up close and personal with Finger Lakes agriculture. Challenge yourself on some climbs and take in the views. All of the Gran Fondo experience in a tighter package. 

DETAILS

  • 4 Aid Stations at local farms

  • 2 timed segments

ROUTE

 

Piccolo Fondo
36 Miles

Rolling hills, working farms, and bucolic vistas of the Finger Lakes region. Your favorite Sunday drive, now on two wheels. We've packed the picnic.

DETAILS

  • 3 Aid Stations at local farms

  • 1 timed segment

ROUTE 

 

Ramble Ride
9 Miles

See some farms and lovely views by bike. Wave to your friends. Cross the finish line. Relax and dine. Happy tummies ride local. 

DETAILS

  • 1 Aid Station at a local farm

ROUTE 

 

*Exact route details are subject to change. Check back here 24 hours before the event for all final cue sheet and GPX files

Prices

STANDARD REGISTRATION

Includes post-ride barbecue, treats along your ride, and much more! (full list of amenities)



Gran Fondo
Medio Fondo
Piccolo Fondo
Ramble Ride - Adult
Ramble Ride - Child

Launch Special
Until January 18
$129.99
$109.99
$89.99
$39.99
$24.99

Early Bird
Until July 22
$137.99
$117.99
$97.99
$39.99
$24.99

Regular
Until August 4
$147.99
$127.99
$107.99
$39.99
$24.99

Event Week*
Until August 8
$159.99
$139.99
$119.99
$44.99
$24.99

 

Plus $10 minimum donation to the Volunteer Competition and processing fee
*$20 additional charge when registering on Friday and Saturday of event weekend


FIRST CLASS REGISTRATION

Includes Standard Registration, Meet the Farmers Dinner ticket, Official 2019 Farm to Fork Fondo kit, and more! (full list of amenities)



Gran Fondo
Medio Fondo
Piccolo Fondo

Early Bird
Until August 4
$389.99
$369.99
$349.99

Event Week*
Until August 8
$399.99
$379.99
$359.99

 

Plus $10 minimum donation to the Volunteer Competition and processing fee
*$20 additional charge when registering on Saturday and Sunday of event weekend


ADDITIONAL MEAL TICKETS

You don't have to ride a bike to have a great time! 



Meet the Farmers Dinner
Post-Ride Farm to Fork Barbecue - Adult
Post-Ride Farm to Fork Barbecue - Child

Early Bird
Until August 4
$79.99
$29.99
$14.99

Event Week
Until August 8
$89.99
$29.99
$14.99

 

Farms

Overview

Photo credit Atwater Estate Vineyards

The Finger Lakes area is New York's largest wine producing region. Over 100 wineries and vineyards are located around Seneca, Cayuga, Canandaigua, Keuka, Conesus, and Hemlock Lakes. Because of the lakes' great depth, they provide a lake effect to the lush vineyards that flank their shores.

The Finger Lakes has become one of the most diversified agricultural areas of New York. The region is also home to a hard cider renaissance, a strong cheese alliance, and a broad range of farms participating agritourism. Most of the farms are family-owned and range from part-time farmers to large farms with millions of dollars invested. In addition to dozens of dairy farms, the local farms also produce a variety of flavorful grapes, apples, cherries, raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries, depending on the season.


Atwater Estate Vineyards

Start/finish
Burdett

Atwater Estate Vineyards is located on the southeastern shore of Seneca Lake in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country. The estate's vineyards contain sixteen different varieties of grapes that grow on a beautiful glacier-carved hillside that extends from the tasting room to just above the water’s edge. Atwater's portfolio of wines include dynamic varietals and artful blends to please every palate.

With a spectacular panoramic view of the lake as a backdrop, the estate's tasting room is open to sample current vintages throughout the year. Atwater produces 8,000 cases of wine per year. For more information visit AtwaterVineyards.com.


Blue Heron Farm

Lodi

Blue Heron Farm specializes in growing organic produce for wholesale, retail, and restaurant markets in Ithaca, Brooklyn, and the Finger Lakes. Blue Heron has been a certified organic farm since 1987.

The farm family is very committed to maintaining the health and biodiversity of their farm, and to growing the most nutritious and tasty food possible. They use beneficial insects to eat pests like aphids in the greenhouses, and create habitats in their fields for beneficial and insect-eating birds.

More on the Blue Heron Farm Website.


Muranda Cheese Company

Waterloo

The Muranda Cheese Company produces all-natural raw cheeses using only milk from registered Holsteins raised on-site at their farm. 

Tom and Nancy Murray have been raising some of the world’s most well-known Holstein cows for more than two decades. In 1997, one of the Murray’s Muranda cows set the world record for milk production and held it for 13 years.

More on the Muranda Cheese Company Website.


Varick Winery

Romulus

Varick Winery was founded in 2004 on the west shore of Cayuga Lake.  It sits on 148 acres and features a new winery and tasting room, an 1833 cobblestone house, an 1820's German forebay barn, 26 acres of wine grapes, 3 acres of table grapes, and 5 acres of cherries. 

Since 2004, the Rozzano family has had the pleasure of crafting wine and preparing savory dishes to share with their guests. The winery also grows cherries and hosts an annual cherry festival. 

More on the Varick Winery website.


Lively Run Goat Dairy

Interlaken

Lively Run Dairy is one of the longest operating commercial goat dairies in the country, beginning production in New York in 1982 and pioneering goat cheese in the American marketplace. The current owners of Lively Run, the Messmer family, took over operations in 1995 after Steve Messmer was discharged from military service and brought his family back from Europe in the early 1990s. 

The entire Messmer family and Lively Run staff work to continue the mission of bringing healthy, sustainable, and delicious cheese reminiscent of the cheese they enjoyed while living in Germany and France to the growing Finger Lakes region.

More on the Lively Run Goat Dairy Website.


Silver Queen Farm

Trumansburg

Silver Queen Farms is a small, family-owned farm in Trumansburg started by Gordie and Liz Gallup in 2001. The farm grows a variety of crops, and hosts weddings and other events.

The farm is open for pick-your-own strawberries in the month of June. The farm's produce is also available at the barn store from June-October, at local farmers’ markets, and as u-pick fruit and vegetables at the farm throughout the summer. They also have a market share CSA. 

More on the Silver Queen Farm Website.


Plow Break Farm

Hector

Plowbreak Farm was started 7 years ago by husband and wife Aaron Munzer and Kara Cusolito near Seneca Lake. They grow 113 varieties of vegetables, herbs and annual fruit — from arugula, lettuce and kale to tomatoes, onions, thyme, watermelons and husk cherries. They feed 75 families through a CSA and also sell to local restaurants committed to offering fresh local food.

More on the Plow Break Farm Website


cheerful cherry Farm

Hector


 

 

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Cheerful Cherry Farm is owned and operated by James Augustine. One of several pick-your-own farms in Schuyler County, Cheerful Cherry grows cherries, seedless grapes, apples, and tomatoes to anyone who wants to experience harvesting their own. Picking your own fruits and vegetables is also a great way to get to know the farm and the farmer. It is always recommended that you call ahead to ensure availability, and when you stop in you might get to chat with James about how things are growing this season. For more information and to learn what is available from Cheerful Cherry now, call 607-229-7369.


CrossWinds Farm & Creamery

Ovid

Crosswinds Farm

Crosswinds Farm & Creamery is home to roughly 125 Brown Swiss dairy cows, many crossbred pigs, and a flock of several breeds of egg laying chickens. Their top priority is the comfort and health of their four-legged (and two-legged) family. The entire herd of Brown Swiss has been born and raised on the farm, and most have been with Crosswinds for 6 or 7 generations. Each have names, and are well cared for. They are 12th generation farmers that handcraft a portion of the milk that the cows produce into delicious artisan cheeses like Butternut Baby Swiss and Rose’s Reserve.

For more information visit CrosswindsFarmCreamery.com

Menus

Note: All menus subject to change

POST-RIDE
FARM TO FORK
BARBECUE

By Serendipity Catering

Buffet MENU

  • Carnitas taco bar: choice of pork or tofu with tortillas, cumin and lime slaw, pickled onion, New York Cabot sharp cheddar, tomato salsa, and avocado crema

  • Coleslaw

  • Caesar Salad

  • Pasta Salad

  • Assorted Cookies and Brownies

  • Lemonade and infused waters

*Vegetarian options available

Finisher brew

Provided by Lucky Hare, a local New York farm brewery
*One pint included with your registration cost for all finishers over 21

tickets 

Adults: $29.99
Children 12 and under: $14.99
*Included in all ride registrations


MEET THE FARMERS DINNER

Catered by Serendipity Catering

Sponsored by Elite Performance Team

Menu

Includes wine pairings from Atwater Estate Vineyards

Passed Hors D'oeuvres

  • Assorted cheese, feta-thyme spread, charcuterie and pickled vegetables served with crackers, flatbreads and gluten free- crostini

First Course

  • Smoked tomato consomme with charred scallion and corn salad garnished with nasturtiums & basil powder

Second Course

  • Pork belly with spatzle, sauteed red cabbage and mustard yogurt garnished with sauerkraut powder

  • Vegetarian: Potato and Onion Pierogi with sauteed red cabbage

Main Course

  • Coq Au Vin Blanc(Chicken braised with Atwater Vineyards Riesling) with pancetta, shallots, fennel and snip top petite carrots

  • Vegetarian: Herb crusted jack fruit corn corquette, fennel and snip top petite carrots

Dessert

  • Colavita olive oil citrus cake toped with candied apricot marmalade, local orange blossom honey meringues and garnished with Six mile Limoncella by Battistella and thyme macaron

  • Citrus cocunut panna cotta with lemon thyme layer garnished with apricot wedges

  • Gimme! regular and decaffeinated coffee

  • Harney & Sons assorted hot teas

*Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available for each course

Tickets

$79.99
*Included in First Class Registration

Note: All menus subject to change


Aid Station 'Small Bites'

 

small bite menus:

Blue Heron Farm
Mini garden frittata with kale, onion & Muranda Cheese Company Bel Chello

Crosswinds Farm  
Charcuterie board with Crosswinds cheese and summer sausages

Muranda Cheese Company   
Savory pâte à choux with Muranda Cheese Company blue, New York apple & Plowbreak Farm parsley

Varick Winery   
Serendipity Catering’s “Dipity Bars” made with oats, cherries, local maple, and nuts

Lively Run Dairy Farm    
Goat cheesecake bites

Silver Queen Farm          
Blueberry gelato from the Cremeria

Cheerful Cherry Farm
Tartlets with brie, rosemary & grape salsa

Note: all aid stations are also stocked with ride fuel from GU & Clif Bar


Chef Profile

Serendipity Catering is a full-service catering and event planning company based in Ithaca, NY. Serendipity focuses on delivering exceptional service and perfectly detailed presentation for weddings and special events. Their culinary team is constantly creating and developing new ways to incorporate local and seasonal ingredients into the kitchen.

Learn more at SerendipityCatering.biz.


Dinner Sponsor

Elite Performance Team

Dr. Jan Kasprowicz and his team at New Jersey Chiropractic & Sports Recovery understand and promote the importance of high-quality locally sourced food.

Learn more at eliteperformanceteam.org.

Volunteers

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Farm to Fork Fondo Volunteer Competition

In 2018, Wrenegade Foundation donated more than $50,000 to local organizations in our host communities via our Farm to Fork Fondo Volunteer Competitions. Your vote helps decide which groups get the biggest donations.

At each Farm to Fork Fondo event, all the volunteers will be assigned to teams that each represent a different area farm or charitable organization. From the registration tent to the last aid station, you will be greeted and cheered on by volunteers who are competing to bring the most spirit to the day. Ask questions of the volunteer teams to get to know them, their missions, and what makes the event host community unique. At the end of your ride, you will vote for your favorite team and help determine the size of the cash donations we give.

The Volunteer Competition is supported by tax-deductible participant donations to Wrenegade Foundation, sponsors, and 100% of all raffle ticket sales.


STEPS
(Four Town Community Center)
 

Team Blue

Seneca Towns Engaging People for Solutions (STEPS) is volunteering on behalf of the Four Town Community Center in Ovid, NY. The Community Center teaches children and families to participate in activities that contribute to life-long success and strives to relieve the epidemic of childhood obesity. A vote for Team Blue is a vote for supporting all of the community programs that the Community Center offers, including cheer leading, basketball, football, kickball, running club, and soccer.

To learn more about the Four Town Community Center visit 4tcc.org.
To learn more about STEPS, visit SenecaSteps.org.


FLARE

Team Orange

Finger Lakes Area Robotics Education (FLARE) is a local robotics team based in Watkins Glen. Their team, Mechanical Meltdown, helps middle-to-high school-aged youth gain real-world, hands-on experience in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). A vote for Team Orange is a vote to help support 10 youth along with their families and multiple mentors to purchase the materials necessary to built the robots that will compete in local and national competitions.

For more information visit FLARE's Facebook page


Ithaca Community Garden

Team Pink

The Ithaca Community Garden, the main project of Project Growing Hope (PGH), provides for and protects precious community garden land which supports local food production for Ithaca residents, particularly for low-income families and individuals. A vote for Team Pink supports the general operating fund of Ithaca Community Garden, helping to pay plot fees, pay the water bill, provide fresh manure, and replenish gardening tools.

To learn more about Ithaca Community Garden, visit IthacaCommunityGardens.org.


Tanglewood Nature Center and Museum

Team Grey

Tanglewood Nature Center and Museum is a nonprofit nature center with two trail systems in Elmira, NY. The ten-mile trail network covers hills with diverse hickory-oak and hemlock forests, restored meadows, wetlands, and an iconic view of the Chemung River and verdant glacier-cut cliffs. Trails need re-marking, some re-routing, and at least four footbridges need replacing after heavy rains in 2018 washed out many of the trails.. The trails (and the museum) are always free to use and visit, year-round, and welcome over 30,000 hikers a year. A vote for Team Grey is a vote for the Trail Conservation Project, and ongoing enjoyment of this valuable resource.

Learn more about Tanglewood at TanglewoodNatureCenter.com.


Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming

Team Red

Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming is empowering the next generation of sustainable farmers in the Finger Lakes Region. The organization supports beginning farmers to develop agricultural skills, access affordable farm land, build sustainable growing practices, and engage for food justice. A vote for Team Red is a vote to support the Groundswell Center Incubator Farm, which provides new growers with access to affordable land, equipment, resources, one-on-one guidance, and training to develop their production techniques and business skills.

Learn more about the Incubator Farm at GroundSwellcenter.org.


The Community Table

Team Green

The Community Table is a program of St. Mary’s of the Lake Catholic Church in Rochester, NY. A vote for Team Green is a vote to connect people with food, giving everyone equal access to healthy activities and the opportunity to share a meal together.

Learn more about St. Mary’s of the Lake at StmarysTBen.org.


Beverly’s Animal Shelter

Team Purple

Beverly’s Animal Shelter (BAS), founded in 1958 by Gladys Schultz, is a non-profit organization and no-kill facility. For this reason many animals may spend their entire life at BAS. The shelter takes in nearly 1000 cats and dogs each year, and on occasion other animals such as birds. A vote for Team Purple is a vote to help spay or neuter a dog or cat in their clinic.

Travel Info

Travel Information

Directions

All activities at Atwater Estate Vineyards, 5055 NY-414, Burdett, NY 14818
Free on-site parking

 

partner Event Hotel

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The Hotel Ithaca
The beautiful, renovated Hotel Ithaca is located in the heart of downtown Ithaca, just a half hour from our event venue. The hotel is adjacent to the Ithaca Commons and just steps from an array of eclectic shopping and dining from around the world. The Farm to Fork Fondo participant rate of $199/night is available Friday and Saturday of event week. To reserve, please call the hotel for a reservation at 607-272-1000 and mention that you’re a Farm to Fork Fondo participant, group code 4018. You may also reserve online here. Reservations must be made before July 10, 2019 to assure this great rate. August is high season for tourism in the Finger Lakes, don’t wait too long to make your reservation!

car rentals

We’re pleased to have National Car-Rental & Enterprise Rent-a-Car as our preferred car-rental providers. Our corporate ID# is XZ246T8. This ID can also be used for a discount for all Wrenegade Sports events and for personal travel as well. There are three convenient ways to book an online reservation via the Wrenegade account:

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